Stillwater, West Coast

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Stillwater
Stillwater is located in West Coast
Stillwater
Stillwater
Coordinates: 42°26′17″S 171°21′12″E / 42.43806°S 171.35333°E / -42.43806; 171.35333
Country New Zealand
Region West Coast
District Grey District

Stillwater is a town in the South Island of New Zealand east of Greymouth on the banks of the Grey River in the Grey District of the West Coast, next to Brunner. There is also Stillwater, Auckland in the North Island.

State Highway 7 passes through Stillwater, and it is a railway junction where the Stillwater - Westport Line meets the Midland Line. The Stillwater Junction Railway Station opened on 14 November 1887. [1]

The TranzAlpine passenger express train which runs the length of the Midland Line from Christchurch to Greymouth passes through Stillwater, but does not stop. Previous passenger services did stop, e.g. a service to Westport run by RM class Vulcan railcars up to 1967. The station refreshment room closed at the same time.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scoble, Juliet (2012). Names & Opening & Closing Dates of Railway Stations in New Zealand, 1863 to 2012. Wellington: Scoble. 
  2. ^ Churchman, Geoffrey B (1991). On the Trans-Alpine Trail: A Travel Guide to State Highway 73 and the Midland Railway. Johnsonville, Wellington: IPL Books. ISBN 0-908876-73-4. 

External links[edit]

"Stillwater in Cyclopaedia of New Zealand (1906)". NZETC. 1 December 2015. 

Coordinates: 42°26′S 171°21′E / 42.433°S 171.350°E / -42.433; 171.350